Brazil Grants Type Certification For Challenger 300 and Challenger 605 Business Jets

Bombardier Aerospace today announced the Challenger 300 and Challenger 605 business jets have received Type Certification from the Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC) of Brazil on January 22, 2008 and December 20, 2007, respectively. 

“This latest milestone is exciting news for Challenger 300 and Challenger 605 jet operators in the region,” said Fabio Rebello, regional vice-president, sales, the Americas, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “In addition to paving the way for our customers to register their aircraft in Brazil, this approval allows for substantial operational advantages and increased access to support and maintenance services in the country”. 

Both aircraft are attractive solutions for corporate travel requirements throughout the world. Offering true transcontinental range, the Challenger 300 business jet can fly São Paulo-San Juan non-stop with eight passengers and a full payload*. The Challenger 605 jet can whisk eight passengers from São Paulo to Miami non-stop*.

In addition to these Challenger program milestones, both a Challenger 300 jet and a Challenger 605 business jet were recently delivered in Brazil.

Challenger 300  jet
The Challenger 300 jet, the first true super midsize aircraft, offers superior long-range cruise speed and superior airfield performance, allowing it to operate out of 5,000-foot (1,524-m) runways with ease*. Boasting a full eight-passenger cabin and competitively low operating costs, it is the first business jet to feature Lufthansa Technik’s NICE™ cabin management system. The Challenger 300 aircraft is the worldwide leader in super midsize segment deliveries for 2007, with 182 aircraft manufactured as at October 31, 2007. Including this most recent certification, the super-midsize Challenger 300 jet is now approved for civil operation in more than 24 countries worldwide.

Challenger 605 aircraft
In service since January 2007, the Challenger 605 jet features the widest stand-up cabin of any large category business jet available today. It is equipped with the Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics suite and an all new cabin electronic system. Optional equipment on the
Challenger 605 aircraft now includes the Bombardier Enhanced Vision System (BEVS), providing pilots with significantly improved situational awareness and the ability to observe runway lights and the runway environment in difficult operating conditions, such as low visibility and or darkness.

About Bombardier
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Danielle Boudreau
Bombardier Business Aircraft